[LMB] Gardening experiences, was School Is no Place for a Reader OT:
paal at filker.org
Tue Sep 3 02:13:05 BST 2013
Most of the lawn care workers here seem to be Hispanic males, even though
the countries they;re from, are a very long distance away. Many of them are
not in the USA with --work authorizations--it's a situation of high effort
hard work, low pay, and people who accept hard work and low pay and are
trying to keep a low profile, and are exploitable--not as bad as the
situation Cazaril was on when a galley slave, but....
From: JA Tallman
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2013 01:42 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] Gardening experiences,was School Is no Place for a Reader
On Sep 2, 2013 10:39 AM, "Paula Lieberman" <paal at filker.org> wrote:
> I had very specifically said I had observed men out doing lawncare and
landscaping and no women--that the people who go around commercially in
Most of the lawn care services in this area have crews that are Hispanic
males, although you do see a few women. This was starting to be a trend
when I graduated in 2000. They work their butts off, and are not highly
paid. But, at least they have gotten out of the migrant worker trap, and
are able to put down roots.
no habla espagnol (my language skills are nonexistent)
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